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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. He will need many, many batteries for a day’s work at great expense to him. He’ll then have to increase his rates as a result, adding to the inflationary cycle of the cost of doing business.
  2. To the OP: the SS option results in a bit more effort pulling the hammer as compared to an action job without the SS. Whether that matters to you is strictly personal. I prefer my Rugers without the SS and they’re buttery smooth, but with a longer pull. The extra $$$ wasn’t worth it to me. That’s just me, YMMV. The only way to make an informed choice is to try before you buy.
  3. I concur wholeheartedly. I once flew to Dodge City just to make a proficiency flight. There was a feedlot at the end of the runway. When I slid the canopy back, wheeeooo, the aroma was overwhelming. The only “old west” thing was a poorly done replica of Front Street in another part of town. You could see the whole thing in 5 minutes or less.
  4. "I believe the compromises that are now a part of this bill have resulted in a balanced piece of legislation that protects the rights of private gun owners while not infringing on law enforcement's ability to deal with those who misuse guns or violate laws. During my 12 1/2 years as a Member of this body, I have never believed that additional gun control or Federal registration of guns would reduce crime. I am convinced that a criminal who wants a firearm can get one through illegal, nontraceable, unregistered sources, with or without gun control. In my opinion a national register or ban of handguns would be impossible to carry out and may not result in reductions in crime." -Joe Biden on the Senate floor, 1985
  5. Amazon just announced than anything on their service will cost an additional $3/month to watch without commercials. Starts 2/1/24.
  6. Yup. My parents bought a ‘56 Pontiac Star Chief just like this (4-door, though) It had the optional seat belts in the front only. I asked my dad why we didn’t have them in the back and he said, “the front seats will stop you.”
  7. I love the way sparks and flame always shoot from the monitor when the computer fails.
  8. Did anyone notice the roll bar behind her? This was likely an older car her boyfriend was racing. With the Jackie Kennedy hair cut, I’m pegging the time frame at early sixties.
  9. OMG it’s GAS!!! You won’t be able to breathe! (Cough cough!). Call the authorities…. That thing is awesome. I love styling from the 1940s.
  10. How do we know the data points on the chart are even valid? Virtually anyone can create a chart with bad, or even nonexistent data and post it.
  11. I bet it’s tough to fly a helicopter when picking on a guitar, or vice versa…
  12. That’s funny right there. I don’t care who you are.
  13. Looks really interesting. I wonder if it’ll work in an older model ‘73? Some kits don’t.
  14. I put a C&I 5th gen in my ‘73 carbine, and a 3rd gen C&I in my Henry. The 3rd gen is as smooth as my Codymatic, the 5th gen not so much. If I were to do it again, I put a 3rd gen in.
  15. Profitable and prophetable. One leads to the other.
  16. Thanks, Billy. The only reason I had the bolt out was for cleaning after a two or three-day match of real black powder. Otherwise, there’s not much reason to mess with it. I don’t mind the extra time. As of November, I’ve retired it from BP shooting and use the .44-40s for that. Unrelated to the topic, it’s a cut & weld Codymatic I got in 2010. It’s a sweet shooter that’s been flawless until the upper trigger sear stopped holding the hammer at full cock about two months ago. Replaced that and I’m back in action!
  17. On my .38/.357 ‘73 with pistol grip stock, I can’t get the firing pin extension (newer style) past the hammer without removing the stock and loosening the lower tang assembly. On my other ‘73 and Uberti Henry (both are .44-40 and straight stock), the older style FP slides over the hammer. I don’t know the reason(s) why, I just accept it.
  18. Yup, he was Yo-Yo Man. My kids loved it. I first saw the SB on a show called Hootenanny. RIP to a talented man who made me laugh a lot.
  19. There’s a former coal strip mine in Pittsburgh, KS with bits of coal still lying on open ground. I brought a few pieces home and to see if they’d burn. I put them the outdoor grill and they lit with nothing but a match. They burned just like a tire with thick, oily smoke. Really sooty. As I recall, the mine shut down when cleaner burning coal was mandated. The location contains the world’s largest electric shovel: https://bigbrutus.org/
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